ILast year, Marion Comic Con did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Saturday, Super Heroes and Villains will once again invade the Municipal Events Center as Marion Comic Con returns with a vengeance.
Marion Comic Con is a local, family-friendly celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and comic books. As in previous years, the local Comic Con will feature plenty of comic book artists, games, a costume contest and other fun events.
Marion Comic Con will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Civic Event Center at 29 S. Logan Street. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Children under 3 years old are free.
The MEC will be filled with all manner of merchants specializing in comics and graphic novels, as well as sci-fi and fantasy memorabilia.
Marion Comic Con will feature guest artists such as Rob Kellum (also known as The Maestro or The Stro). He is an actor for film and television (series “Sleepy Hollow” and “Good Behavior”) and a former professional wrestler with World Championship Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance and others. He played the role of the chef in the series “Dusk” and played the role of Dr. Arkham in “The Devil’s Daughter”. You can also meet the other cast members of “The Devil’s Daughter: A Harley Quinn Story” and have your photo taken with Marvel Comics supervillain Thanos, according to organizers.
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The Klingon Assault Group (KAG) will again march to the Municipal Event Center. This is a group of “Star Trek” fans who like to represent the Klingons.
There will be a costume contest, but this year participants will need to pre-register from 11 a.m. to noon. Competitors did not have to do this in previous years. The competition will be led by the cast of “The Devil’s Daughter”. There will be cosplay for anyone who wants to dress up as their favorite characters. All kinds of collectibles will be on display.
This will be the sixth Comic Con event hosted here by Marion’s Tim and Sherry Deel, who hold similar shows in different cities across the region. In previous years, they brought together Marion’s Monsters, Mayhem and Madness and A Nightmare on Logan Street haunted house for Halloween. Additionally, the Deels own and operate a comic book, game, and toy store called All Things Geeky by 2 Nerds. It is on the lower level of the Larry D. Miller Shopping Complex and will be open during Comic Con. Pokemon will be played from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sherry Deel told The McDowell News that she and Tim are thrilled to be back this year.
“And from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the community for all of their support,” she added.
For more information on Marion Comic Con, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marioncomiccon
See a gallery of photos from Comic Con 2020 here.